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Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Surgery Room at AtlasVet

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Chris Miller and Matt Antkowiak pose in their new surgery room at AtlasVet (1326 H Street). Yes, they plan to obscure the window so passersby won't actually see the surgeries. They aren't open yet (soft opening next week), but you can make appointments by emailing info[at]atlasvetdc.com. They will handle dogs and cats, but are not currently set up for boarding. You can like them on Facebook, or follow them on twitter @atlasvetdc. I'll put up more info soon, but I thought I'd share this picture.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

great photo!

oboe said...

Yes, they plan to obscure the window so passersby won't actually see the surgeries.

Is it wrong that I'm disappointed by this decision?

Anonymous said...

Are They a couple?

inked said...

1:33,
They are a couple of young vets looking to work in the area.

inked said...

1:33,
That's what you were asking, right? Business partners.

Dave b said...

If they let you watch then you would know they aren't actually doing anything

le poo said...

the only thing between the surgery room and 'the ghetto' is a pane of glass? they better be on the watch for stray bullets and errant cars! YIKES!

a_w said...

Good luck checking my dog's oil with the blind's open.

Tubbs said...

I'm a bit concerned. I was able to afford an entire table for my examination room instead of just pushing two console tables together like these guys seem to have done.

However, they do have me beat in the lighting department. I can't tell you how many times I've had to work by feel alone when the batteries in my night vision goggles go bad.

Best of luck!

Far H Street said...

In regards to the soft opening - when I spoke to them a couple of weeks ago - Dr. Miller said they were acclimating their staff to handling animals, and getting used to the office - and not everything was hooked up (fax, printer, etc. ) - so yeah, a soft opening to work out the kinks.

inked said...

Far H Street,
Totally. the soft opening is about making sure that scheduling and the office flow smoothly. these are both practicing vets, so they absolutely have the skills.

Robby said...

Best of luck to these guys, I wish them well. Independant vets pretty much depend on referrals and it seems like people around here are intersted. I don't know what it means for other local nearby vets, but may the best vet win. It is business after all. I still pray for a Petsmart to open where Hech mall is, Drving to VA for the vet can be a drag. Although I can't beat covered x-rays, dental, EKGs, Vacs, and 20% off of drugs etc. But We have a Ross. How humble.

Alan Page said...

Adds some needed diversity (and much needed additional eastern H St daytime foot traffic!!!). I'm all for it. Hope folks patronize some of the other daytime businesses open on the eastern side of H, so we can get some daytime retail foot traffic on the move on this side of H (I see people in the 700-1000 block doing daytime shopping, in that three block section of mostly retail where shoe stores, clothes shops, and a t-mobile store seem to get decent walk-up business, but during the day the eastern side of H is relatively desolate).

Anonymous said...

How you can read about a vet's office having a "soft opening" and not laugh out loud? That's absurd. I guess there's enough H street cool to go around to even the most mundane businesses. Why are people really excited about this place? How many of you will actually use this service?

inked said...

1:10,
I would think most people in the neighborhood with pets would at least be happy to have a local option. I have two cats, and I'm planning to take them to AtlasVet for their next visit. The fact that they had 17 appointment requests within a few hours of announcing the soft opening tells me that there are plenty of people who will bring their pets to AtlasVet.

Anonymous said...

Joe Englert said:

These guys are really good people--local and hard working. Great to have this sort of professional/retail spot in the neighborhood.....congrats

djbays said...

I thought a "soft" opening was funny, too...but cuz my cat is soft...and he already has an appointment for Tuesday.

Tho I am worried Dr. Miller will find him TOO soft and suggest he cut back on the kibble.

tubbs said...

I'm very hard working, but the only thing I have that's local is the anesthetic in my basement. I hope that's good enough.